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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Oct 28, 2009 3:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: whats the one song

without wanting to state the bleedin obvious i feel i have to play devils advocate and say Dark Star, from the extremely odd single that was wierd even for its time to the 30 minute plus explorations in the early seventies it evolved with the band, although no more than any other song.
If theres one version that encompases everthing that was right ( or should that be wrong ) with the band then its the dark star>me and my uncle>dark star from 24th April 1972 (though they also did that sequence on 5th December 1971 - any others?)

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Poster: Estimated Pete Date: Oct 28, 2009 5:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: whats the one song

I also immediately thought Dark Star, but then I thought different. IMO, Dark Star best personifies the Dead in their improvisational, psychedelic style. But, they also had/have a serious country, folk, and blues based style mixed in. So, in a song, it's nearly impossible to define the band. Isn't that why we dig them so much? I wholeheartedly agree with the suggestion of DarkStar>Me & My Uncle>DarkStar. It throws the country influence in the mix. But it's still 2 songs. China>Rider and Scarlet>Fire were also thoughts...